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Do you subscribe to the theory that boys and girls learn differently? In general, obviously.
by mem82
September 12, 2013 at 11:03 AM

There are always exceptions to the rule.

Why or why not?


  • TJandKarasMom
    September 12, 2013 at 11:09 AM
    In general I think so. But my kids are backwards. DS learns like a girl and DD learns like a boy. It's weird lol. But DS is just like me in his learning styles and DD is much like my brother (who is dyslexic) even though she is biologically not related to him, lol. I'm guessing her mom has a harder time learning. I have tried having DH tell me ways he learns so I can teach her but she doesn't quite learn the way he does either.
  • hwblyf
    by hwblyf
    September 12, 2013 at 11:25 AM

    I think of it more as personality/child based, not gender based.  But I know that there are a lot of those thoughts, he learns like a girl and she learns like a boy.  So I would assume that predominantly those concepts are true.

  • lucsch
    by lucsch
    September 12, 2013 at 11:43 AM

    Only if you believe in stereotypes. I think different " somethings"--I suspect temperaments--account for it. 

    I have 3 sons and 1 daughter. My second son and daughter are more alike. Myself and my dh are opposite from the stereotypes. My kids got their mathematical ability from me, while their dad struggled with algebra. This carries over into his daily life. He is the worst problem solver, when he has to think through cause and effect and plan the solution out. He is good in an emergency, as he only ever thinks of one possible solution, while I get caught up in thinking of all the possible solutions.. not so good when the requirement is to act now.

    Anyway, this is inborn wiring, a learning/thinking style. More men do tend to be wired like me, not 100%.

  • marrionsmommy
    September 12, 2013 at 2:04 PM
    If yur kid is a stereotypical boy or girl then yes. My son is a mommys boy so he mimics me in learning (I read therfore he reads lol, I like to do work on he couch so does he etc.)...athletically he is like daddy so he learns his wrestling moves the same way ds does (repetative and action). So with schoolwork he learns like a stereotypical girl (like workbooks, doesnt do messy things well etc) but athletically he learns like a stereotypical boy (hands on quick no long explanations and repetative). To me he just learns like him lol.
  • bluerooffarm
    September 12, 2013 at 2:09 PM

     Yes.  And I do not believe it is stereotyping.  It's not about whether or not they like to do workbooks or messy things.  That can be either gender.  But boys are much slower to have fine motor skills, slower to develop the ability to make abstract connections, and typically have more trouble with the skills of putting themselves in another's shoes.  These skills all develop in boys, but it is slower than with the girls. 

  • Jinx-Troublex3
    September 12, 2013 at 2:22 PM


  • ablackdolphin
    September 12, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    Yes, I think girls learn the same things at a much earlier age when you are talking about younger kids. I also see that many boys have a natural interest in how things work. 

  • lizzy_ellie
    September 12, 2013 at 2:33 PM

    I think so, just by the fact on how boys/girl thinks. I've heard of the spaggetti/waffle complex.

    Men think like waffles, organized and no jumbled together. And women think like spaggetti, all over the place and thinks get mixed up. (over thinking problems.)

    But I only have a daughter so I can't have too much of an opinion on this.

  • LocoCountryMama
    September 12, 2013 at 3:18 PM
    I suggest watching the documentary Raising Cain. It beautifully shows the difference between how boys and girls think and learn, and how boys are falling behind in educational attainment because public schools are catering to how girls learn.
  • usmom3
    by usmom3
    September 12, 2013 at 11:14 PM

     I think all children think & learn differently & their genitalia has nothing to do with it!

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